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Ready for a Challenge? Attend the Conference That Pushes Collegiate Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 30, 2012

There was one weekend in college that changed my life. It wasn’t Homecoming or a crazy party weekend; instead, it was the weekend I attended the CEO Conference in Chicago. The CEO Conference is a conference for college entrepreneurs around the country, enabling hundreds of students to come together to share ideas and learn about entrepreneurship. During this conference, my entrepreneurial spirit was sparked, and I met some…

Why You Have Fewer than 20 Friends

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 27, 2012

My average day is completely filled with people. From the moment I wake up, I’m constantly reading peoples’ opinions, emailing, messaging, chatting, tweeting, meeting, skyping, and texting. All told, my social network (physical and digital) spans about 30,000 people. I’ve come to realize that connections, acquaintances, and friendships serve fundamentally different functions and require radically different approaches. In fact, I believe you can only have 20 real friends…

Leveraging 7 Types of Social Media for Branding

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 28, 2009

It is impossible to ignore the power of social media. Everyday it is integrated more and more into the marketing of businesses – both small and large. Even brick and mortar business can take advantage of this by focusing on a specific region. However don’t bother if you will just “join”, you need to be active in order to see the results. Building relationships and trust takes time.…

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